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Applying for a Liquor Licence

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This page contains information about the range of liquor licences which Council administers and links to the guidance notes and application forms.
Updated: 17/12/2013 12:23 p.m.

We are currently updating all application forms to comply with the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. Forms for downloading will be available shortly on this page. 

In the meantime, if you need an application form please contact our Liquor Licensing office on +64 9 4304243.

Factsheets explaining some of the key changes in the new act can be downloaded by selecting from the links below.

Changes to the sale and supply of alcohol [322kb]

Applications during the transitional period [258kb]

Interim licences [249kb]

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

More information about the new Act can be found by visiting the NZ Legislation website. Follow the link below.

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (Opens in a new window)

Fees and charges

Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Fees) Regulations 2013 set default licensing fees that vary depending on the “cost/risk rating” of each type of operation. More information about licensing fees can be found by following the link below. (Opens in a new window)

Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Fees) Regulation (Opens in a new window)

Application packs

A Resource Management and Liquor Certificate is needed for On-Licences, Off-Licences and Club Licences. For further information about applying for a Liquor Certificate, follow the link below.

You will also need to complete the application for a Building Code Certificate which certifies that the premises meet the requirements of the New Zealand Building Code. Your application will be processed by our building department.


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